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Guardian | Jun 17, 2018

Seventy years ago, as a new major book suggests, America helped rebuild Europe and assumed the role of global peacemakerBehind the Twitter storms and hyperbolic self-promotion, Donald Trump is nothing if not consistent in his approach to the world. A single aim runs through his international policy – to liberate himself and his country from constraints and to leave it free to pursue whatever he determines to be its destiny.Thus, this month, he has rounded on allies in the G7 and...

Guardian | Jun 17, 2018

Foxconn commits to provide workers with basic rights after report by the ObserverAmazon and its Chinese supplier Foxconn have moved swiftly to tackle illegal working conditions exposed in an investigation by the Observer and rights group China Labor Watch.Temporary workers hired without basic rights such as sick pay and holiday pay have been offered staff contracts, and managers have been told to hire more workers to reduce levels of overtime. The company says...

Los Angeles Times | Jun 16, 2018

A demand by China that all air carriers worldwide refer to Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau on online maps and drop-down menus as Chinese territories — not as independent regions — is being ignored by the U.S.’s biggest airlines. At least for now. The order from Beijing came in May, and dozens of foreign-based...

The Sydney Morning Herald | Jun 15, 2018

China responded immediately after the US announced tariffs on 1102 Chinese product lines worth about $US50 billion a year.

Los Angeles Times | Jun 15, 2018

The Trump administration, rekindling its simmering trade war with China, issued a list of $50 billion of Chinese imports Friday that would be subject to hefty tariffs. The White House did not say precisely when the taxes on some 1,100 goods would take effect, but President Trump has given the green...

Time | Jun 15, 2018

French President Emmanuel Macron is facing criticism for his spending habits again — though this time, it has to do with a fancy set of plates.
Macron reportedly ordered a 1,200-piece set of china from Sèvres Manufacturing, a porcelain factory that creates intricate designs and has been the go-to company for French leaders since the 18th century, according to the New York Times. Sèvres is...

Time | Jun 15, 2018

The Trump administration is announcing a 25-percent tariff on $50 billion worth of Chinese imports, escalating a trade dispute between the world’s two largest economies.
President Donald Trump has vowed to clamp down on what he calls China’s unfair trade practices. China has said that it will retaliate with $50 billion in tariffs in response, rattling financial markets.
It comes in the aftermath of Trump’s nuclear summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and his push for China to maintain economic pressure on the North.
Trump has already slapped tariffs on steel and...

npr | Jun 15, 2018

After months of threats, U.S. Customs will begin to collect the new tariffs on Chinese imports on July 6. President Trump says he's targeting China's technology sector.

Guardian | Jun 15, 2018
  • President told Fox he was ‘very strongly clamping down’
  • Beijing describes course of ‘confrontation and mutual loss’

Donald Trump has announced $50bn in tariffs the US will levy on China, escalating trade tensions a day after Beijing officials warned it was preparing to retaliate. Related: US-China trade tensions escalate as Trump approves $50bn of tariffs - business live...

Los Angeles Times | Jun 15, 2018

Fare: $425 round trip, including all taxes and fees, from LAX to Shanghai, on Air China. Restrictions: Subject to availability. There is no “buy by” date, but it is apt to sell out quickly. For travel Sept. 3 through Oct. 11, when the weather usually is still warm and dry. Info: Air China, (800)...

Foxnews | Jun 15, 2018

A Swedish court has found a man guilty of spying for China by gathering information on Tibetans who had fled to Sweden, and sentenced him to 22 months in jail.

Guardian | Jun 15, 2018

US President Donald Trump is pressing ahead with plans to impose tariffs on $50bn of Chinese imports, raising the prospect of a trade war between the world’s two largest economies

New York Times | Jun 15, 2018

The plan, which lawmakers passed Thursday, has been widely criticized for opening the door to mainland officers and undermining Hong Kong’s autonomy.

Time | Jun 15, 2018

It’s a balmy Saturday morning and central Shanghai is swamped by joggers in bright face paint and rainbow athletics socks. After a brief stretching session, which does little to quell the roiling gossip, the several dozen participants set off on a three-mile fun run to kick of this year’s Shanghai Pride festival.
“It’s always important to support Pride and the gay community,” said participant Will, a marketing executive from Taiwan. “And it’s a lot of fun.”

Time | Jun 14, 2018

(PYONGYANG, North Korea) — North Koreans are getting a new look at President Donald Trump. They see him shaking hands with Kim Jong Un at their historic summit in Singapore, and even awkwardly saluting a three-star general. It’s a far cry from the “dotard” label their government slapped on him last year.
Previously, even on a good day, the best he might get was “Trump.” No honorifics. No signs of respect. Now, he’s being...